JC PG Limar Wilson to visit Minnesota this weekend

Limar Wilson, a 5-foot-11 160 pound guard from Northeast (NE) CC, will visit Minnesota this weekend. Wilson is considered one of the top JC playmakers in the country. GoldenSports.net caught up with Northeast head coach Dan Anderson to find out the latest on his talented floor general.

Limar Wilson averaged 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game as the Hawks finished 18-13 last season. Wilson shot 57.3% from the field and 75.6% from the line and 45.4% (10 of 22) from three-point range. He had an impressive 91 assists to 35 turnovers ratio and had 24 steals and five blocked shots in 17 contests.

Wilson was sidelined with injuries, which caused him to miss 14 contests, including a game against juco power Indian Hills (IA) CC in December, which I attended.

Wilson had planned to visited Southern Mississippi Sept. 2. However, due to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the trip was canceled.

Head coach Dan Anderson of Northeast said Wilson has been offered by Minnesota and said that the two schools are Wilson's favorites.

"Minnesota and Southern Mississippi are the two schools talking to him the most. New Mexico and Louisville has inquired about him."

Anderson said that Wilson has attracted the attention of several big-name head coaches who have visited the school since the beginning of the month.

Southern Mississippi (Larry Eustachy), Pittsburgh (Jamie Dixon), Minnesota (Dan Monson), Iowa (Steve Alford) and San Diego State (Steve Fisher) have all visited the school this month.

Anderson said that Wilson made a favorable impression on Monson.

"Coach (Monson) really likes him, so I think that says something."

Anderson says that Wilson is a player with plenty of strengths.

"He is flat-out good. He is really quick. He shoots three's (made nearly 46%). He is hard to stay in front of. He gets the ball to the right people."

"In pick-up games, his team usually wins no matter who he is playing, his persona is to make people feel good. He's got a good sense of humor and makes people feel at ease. He is a good player who is extremely quick from one end to another."

Minnesota and Southern Mississippi are the two favorites for Wilson and with the cancelling of his trip to Southern Miss, Minnesota could be in the driver's seat. Despite this, do not expect a commitment this weekend, according to Anderson.

"We have a rule that no one can commit on a visit. We want our players to come home and think things over first and not be pressured to make a decision. However, I would not be against him committing early. Sometimes players commit early and don't care about their season, but that would not be the case with Limar."

GoldenSports.net will have more on Wilson as he visits Minnesota this weekend.

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